Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last Post of 2013....

It's bittersweet, really.  I've changed a lot this year and I KNOW my art has changed a lot.  There have been epic ups and downs creatively but I've learned to push past slumps and to not let how anyone critiques or discusses my art define me.  I won't be discouraged and I won't give up.  (Cue Lea Michele's AMAZING cover of Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up".  Actually just go watch it!)

I thought it only fitting that my last post of the year be one that not only has a lot of special emotional meaning to me, but that my final project for the year be one inspired by the amazeballs Tim Holtz.  I think he's a big part of the reason my art has started to evolve this year. I hope that next year continues that journey.  Here's what I created for his 12 Tags December Tag Contest:

This is my mom's Christmas card.  Yep, it's a card!!  I used the technique Tim showed on his Ice Skates tag.

The fibers kind of blur because they're so shiny.  The snowflake I actually colored with Copics cause the clear wouldn't show up.

A close up of the pontsettia.  My first time using the Clearly For Art plastic.  I LOVE that stuff.

Seeee?  I made it a card!  I even put stars and inked the edges of my liner :D

Thank you everyone for looking and thanks Tim for a great year of inspiration!  See you in 2014!

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Happy Holidays!  Oh how I needed those two weeks off!  The time FLEW by but it was wonderful to have the break.  I needed time to craft, wrap gifts, shop, eat, and just enjoy the Christmas season.  Seems each year there's less and less time for that.

Anyways today's my day to post with It's A Creative World, and I made a quick but cute owl card.

You can see more about this card at IACW!  I'll be back soon with more new projects.  Laters!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Crafty Break.....

I'm going to take a few week-long break to enjoy the holidays with the fam and finish gifts for people.  But I want to share the following random crafty thoughts with you all....

I loooove to craft.  My art makes me sane and it makes a crappy day much less so.  I have a blog and joined design teams and choose to share my work with people because it always feels good to have someone say, "Oh that looks nice".  Or something like that.

I visit a LOT of people's blogs.  And I always leave a comment. There is always something nice to be said about someone else's artwork.

In the last week or so, I've had a TON of views and no comments.  And I think, hmmm, that's strange.  It makes me wonder why courtesy isn't a universal thing.  Especially at this time of year.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah and a very Happy New Year!  See you in 2014!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Twilight Ornaments with It's A Creative World!

Happy Hump Day!  I'm crazy busy getting ready for the holiday season and I'm getting my tree ready this week.  Since there's not an abundance of Twilight ornaments like there are for, AHEM, other genres and fandoms, I thought ok fine I'll make my own.  Here's what I'm sharing this week at It's A Creative World!  We're having a Twelve Days of Christmas crafty bonanza so be sure to check it out!

You can see more photos and details at It's A Creative World.  Thanks so much for looking.  Laters!